I am so excited for spring. It is almost here for some people, and for those still dealing with the bitter cold, I am sure you are more than ready. Spring to me means that flip flops come out at the first sign of weather over 60 degrees. However, this winter was a brutal, dry, bitch that did a real number on my feet, and sometimes even a good pedi can’t fix my dry, cracked heels. There are a few tips you can do at home to make you want to break out those flops and show off your soft, gorgeous feet!
– For deeply cracked, callused heels crush 5 aspirin, mix with 1/2 tsp. each lemon juice and water and spread on heels for 10 minutes. Scrub gently with a pumice stone. Do this every other day. Even the deepest cracked calluses will disappear within 10 days.
– Right after you step out of the shower, pat skin dry and apply your moisturizer to retain the water your skin just absorbed. A glycerin- or hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer can increase the amount of water that’s drawn into your skin. Just check the label on your current moisturizer. Baby oil (mineral oil) is also a good option, because it prevents water from evaporating from your skin.
– The pro trick to getting rid of nasty calluses is to buff your feet with a pumice stone or file you soak them since dry skin sloughs off easier than wet skin. I have a product that is similar to ‘Ped Egg’ and it is amazing for sloughing off dead skin. When you’re done, dunk your soles for at least 20 minutes in warm water.
– Once a month, treat your feet to a homemade spa treatment. Soak in a mixture of 2 cups fresh-mashed pineapple, 2 cups fresh-mashed papaya, and 2 cups hot milk. After 20 minutes, rinse off and apply a rich foot cream.